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martes, 2 de abril de 2013

Brazil police make 3rd arrest in rape of American woman

Brazil police make 3rd arrest in rape of American woman: Sao Paulo, Brazil (CNN) -- Police in Brazil have arrested a third person in connection with the rape of an American woman on a minibus in Rio de Janeiro. Carlos Armando Costa dos Santos was arrested Monday night, police said. The woman boarded the ...




How children become "cannon fodder" for Mexican drug cartels ...

How children become "cannon fodder" for Mexican drug cartels ...: Wired's Danger Room blog points to this new report [PDF] by the NGO International Crisis Group, which details how Mexican drug cartels recruit and coerce kids ...

Africa offers greatest growth opportunity for UK retailers – Barclays


Africa offers greatest growth opportunity for UK retailers – Barclays

“Many of the trends that have driven the economic development of emerging economies in Asia and South America are beginning to take hold in Africa. “The continent's rapidly expanding middle class increasingly need goods and services, which cannot be ...

A new dawn for one of Haiti's most notorious slums

A new dawn for one of Haiti's most notorious slums: Haiti's massive earthquake three years ago has led to some good as an AIDS clinic is bringing comprehensive healtcare to Port-au Prince's slums. a supervisor looks on, masked technicians Sylvain Dumerlin, Mario Gaspar and Sezard Smith are carefully ...

DHS: Legal Immigrants from Asia Outnumbered Latin Americans in FY2012

DHS: Legal Immigrants from Asia Outnumbered Latin Americans in FY2012: By contrast, a combined 407,172 people from nations in North America (327,771) and South America (79,401) were granted permanent legal resident status. 107,241 new legal permanent residents in fiscal 2012 came from African nations, 81,671 from ...

Pope Francis still has most of his right lung, despite reports it was removed ...


Pope Francis still has most of his right lung, despite reports it was removed ...

The Buenos Aires archdiocese and the Vatican have declined to provide medical reports or specific details about the surgery. Erroneous reports that his entire lung was removed have appeared in numerous media, including Argentine newspapers and The ...

Venezuela presidential election: lack of issues becomes the issue


Venezuela presidential election: lack of issues becomes the issue

The next day Evans announced on Twitter that managers of the state radio station Radio Nacional de Venezuela had decided not to run his weekly program this Monday, but that he hoped the program would return to the air next week. Later that day he ...


Mexico's drug war moves north


Mexico's drug war moves north

14 at a Chicago Crime Commission news conference where Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, a drug kingpin in Mexico, was named Public Enemy No. 1 in Chicago. It is the first time since prohibition, when the label was created for Al Capone, that anyone else ...

Good idea: Everybody eats

Good idea: Everybody eats: Last week, the state Senate Select Committee on Children and Poverty unanimously put forward its first bill -- the Feed to Achieve Act. The full Senate approved it two days later. We hope the House of Delegates passes this humane proposal just as ...




Poorest families suffer rate of inflation '30% higher than the richest households'


Poorest families suffer rate of inflation '30% higher than the richest households'

If the Government is to meet its legal duty to eradicate child poverty by 2020, it must review the cap on benefits increases and act now to lift families out of poverty by helping them manage the rising cost of essentials such as fuel,' she said. Last ...

Minn. among states where drug cartels expanding


Minn. among states where drug cartels expanding

Mexican drug cartels that have been expanding their reach in the U.S. in recent years have set up shop in the Upper Midwest, among other regions, law enforcement officials say. Cases involving drug cartel members have been seen in Minnesota, and there ...

Blog del Narco: Nine Dismembered Bodies in SUV Found in Tamaulipas, Mexico


Blog del Narco: Nine Dismembered Bodies in SUV Found in Tamaulipas, Mexico

The grisly discovery was made Sunday night in the community of Santa Clara, the Tamaulipas Attorney General's Office and the Public Safety Secretariat said in a joint statement. The Gulf and Los Zetas drug cartels have been fighting for control of ...

US ships look to net big drug catches in Pacific


US ships look to net big drug catches in Pacific

Operation Martillo and other military assistance to Central American nations represent one of the most ambitious US efforts against drug cartels since World War II. The United States has trained security forces across the region, deployed 200 Marines ...

Power and influence in America


Power and influence in America

If convicted, the educators could face hefty fines and years in prison. The bankers who lied and cheated our nation into economic meltdown kept their billions in ill-gotten gains and received taxpayer bailouts to save their institutions. Almost none ...

Venezuela move seen as currency devaluation

Venezuela move seen as currency devaluation: CARACAS: A Venezuelan government foreign currency auction for local importers has triggered a de facto currency devaluation, the second in less than 50 days, analysts said. Venezuela has had strict currency exchange controls since 2003 in an attempt to ...

Power and influence in America

Power and influence in America: If convicted, the educators could face hefty fines and years in prison. The bankers who lied and cheated our nation into economic meltdown kept their billions in ill-gotten gains and received taxpayer bailouts to save their institutions. Almost none ...

How the hacks lost on gay marriage

How the hacks lost on gay marriage:
This is how we hardly noticed that basically all of American politics acquiesced in the demonization of gays and lesbians. This occurred to me last week when The New York Times published an account of how in 1996 President Bill Clinton, in the dead of ...


New York Daily News

The Catholic Church On Gays and Gay Marriage

The Catholic Church On Gays and Gay Marriage: It amazes me when basic church teaching is received as if it were somethig brand new. This morning's New York Times brought the latest example with the headline: "Dolan Says the Catholic Church Should Be More Welcoming to Gay People." A glance at ...




Find out who needs to get vaccinated against a deadly meningitis outbreak

Find out who needs to get vaccinated against a deadly meningitis outbreak:
I had a great talk yesterday with Dr. Thomas Clark, an epidemiologist and meningitis expert at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Our topic: the recent deadly meningitis outbreak among gay men in New York City. As you may recall, ...


AMERICAblog (blog)

Legislation may allow some schools to keep native American mascots

Legislation may allow some schools to keep native American mascots: House Bill 3397 would allow schools with native American mascots to keep the mascots if tribes in the area agree to it. The Roseburg High School Indian mascot is different than other schools with native American mascots: it's not a person - it's a feather.

Let's have a Native American History month

Let's have a Native American History month:
Now that Black History Month is over, why can't we have a Native American History Month? The Native Americans suffered far worse treatment than the slaves. After the Europeans arrived, the Native Americans were forced into slavery--men, women, and ...


The Free Lance-Star

Scouts of America reject Pride-sponsored troop

Scouts of America reject Pride-sponsored troop:
The Boy Scouts of America have rejected an application for a scouting troop sponsored by Utah Pride Center (UPC), a gay rights organisation. UPC spent four months preparing a proposal which adhered to Scouts' standards, yet their application was ...


So So Gay

Mental health court to start in July

Mental health court to start in July: The goal of the court is to identify people with mental health problems who are in jail or subject to being sentenced to jail and to supervise them and provide treatment so they can safely function in society, according to Superior Court Judge Samuel ...

Scans reveal key difference in mental disorders

Scans reveal key difference in mental disorders:
Brain breakthrough Scans have revealed a critical difference in the way the brain processes emotions in people with two closely related mental disorders. In a letter published recently in the prestigious journal Molecular Psychiatry, Australian ...


ABC Science Online

Autism 'not a mental illness'

Autism 'not a mental illness': ONE of the misconceptions surrounding autism is the belief it's a mental illness, claims a Wodonga mother. Shelley Lapworth made the comment at QEII Square in Albury yesterday during an education and fun day for families of those with the disorder.